An interesting Eton School Victorian silver Tumbler.
An interesting Victorian silver Tumbler, London 1872, E.C. Brown, engraved with a wedding presentation inscription below the Mitchell family crest: ‘Ricardo A. H. Mitchell Libertate Decembri Vincula Muaturo Connubialia Prospera Omina AC Felicia Ominatus. D.D. Edmondus Warre. MDCCCLXII.’
Richard Arthur Henry Mitchell 1843-1905, born at Enderby Hall, Leicester, was educated at Eton and Balliol and returned to Eton as Housemaster. He was particularly distinguished as a Cricketer. He married, in December 1872, Mary Ley, the daughter of a Clerk to the House of Commons. Their son, Lieutenant Ronald Walter Mitchell of the Buffs was killed in November 1917 in the War. Another son, was Sir Frank Mitchell, who became assistant Private Secretary to George V, but was also, like his brother and father, an able cricketer.
Edmund Warre, 1837-1920, was also a master at Eton, becoming Head Master from 1884 to 1905.
Good with minor surface marking and light wear.
Height – 6.70 cm.; Diameter – 8.10 cm.; Weight – 201.30 gms.